Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonReport: New national security adviser breaks with Trump on 'radical Islamic terrorism' EPA head previously used private email for government business Arkansas lawmaker proposes bill that would remove Clinton name from airport: report MORE leads the other potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates by a six-to-one margin, while the Republican race is wide open, a new poll suggests.

Clinton received 73 percent of support for a presidential bid among Democrats and independents leaning that way, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Thursday. 

Vice President Biden came in second place with 12 percent support and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSanders and Schumer are right: Ellison for DNC chair Dean: Schumer's endorsement 'kiss of death' for Ellison How the candidates for DNC chair stack up ahead of Saturday's vote MORE (D-Mass) came in third with 8 percent.

The pollsters say Clinton’s lead is the largest recorded in 30 years of Washington Post-ABC News polling. 

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In a hypothetical match-up in the 2016 general election, Clinton leads New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), 53 percent to 41 percent. In 2012, the Post notes, President Obama defeated Mitt Romney 51 percent to 47 percent in the popular vote. In 2008, Obama beat Sen. John McCainJohn McCainDrug importation won't save dollars or lives Dem rep Charlie Crist files for divorce Why the GOP cannot sweep its Milo scandal under the rug MORE (Ariz.) 53 percent to 46 percent.

No one in the GOP field received as much support as Clinton in the poll. Six Republican candidates, in fact, received between 10 percent and 20 percent. 

Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanLeaked ObamaCare bill would defund Planned Parenthood House markup of ObamaCare repeal bill up in the air Trump: House GOP's plan for border tax could create more jobs MORE (R-Wis.) leads the pack with 20 percent support, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in second with 18 percent. Christie came in third place with only 13 percent among Republicans and independents leaning in that direction.

Forty-three percent of Republicans view Christie favorably, compared to 33 percent who view him unfavorably, the poll indicates.

Three Republican senators who may also run received the least amount of support in the poll. Ted CruzTed CruzBrietbart CEO reveals that Trump donors are part owners At CPAC, Trump lashes out at media Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit MORE (Texas) received 12 percent, Rand PaulRand PaulConquering Trump returns to conservative summit Rand Paul rejects label of 'Trump's most loyal stooge' GOP healthcare plans push health savings account expansion MORE (Ky.) had 11 percent and Marco RubioMarco RubioAt CPAC, Trump lashes out at media Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit Rubio brushes off demonstrator asking about town halls MORE (Fla.) received 10 percent.

Four percent of voters leaning Republican said they wouldn’t vote for any of the above candidates. The poll indicated 9 percent of them had no opinion of the GOP field.